IBI Research Director Dr. Brian Gifford sat down with Sedgwick's Executive Vice President and Chief Performance Officer Darrell Brown to discuss the work and health relationship at the 2017 Annual Risk Management Society (RIMS) Conference.
United Health Foundation released the 27th America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report. The 2016 edition showcases positive trends in the health of the nation, as well as concerning upticks in several key indicators.
A summary of Anthem Inc.'s extensive research to date on integrated health care (IHC). IHC is an emerging employee benefits strategy that connects pharmacy, dental, vision, disability and absence management data to an employer’s population health program to reduce costs and improve health outcomes.The research clearly show that employers are starting to integrate their health [...]
Employers and their benefit advisers face a complex array of carriers and third-party administrators when attempting to choose absence and disability providers. In the past, these choices often hinged upon price alone. Recent research and surveys have demonstrated that employee absence and disability cost more than previously thought. The provider choice can ultimately have major [...]
Presenteeism is difficult to measure and very few employers actually attempt to quantify it. Yet it is a topic of interest at many HR and benefits-related conferences and in publications. Employers concerned about the productivity of their workforces, along with their benefits advisors (brokers and consultants), have an opportunity to improve productivity by learning about [...]
In this white paper, Lincoln Financial Group introduces the “Happy Worker Prescription.” Lincoln Financial Group reviews the research literature connecting employee happiness and productivity, explore the components of happiness, and describe why the findings are critical to employer success in the modern economic environment. Lincoln Financial Group concludes with a 10-step “prescription” for maximizing employee [...]
Employers will experience the costs of health-related lost productivity (HRLP), regardless of whether they offer employer-sponsored health insurance to employees. However, they can take steps to create a workplace that supports employee productivity, helps keeps employees at work and ultimately reduces costs. Taking advantage of the window of opportunity presented by short-term disability is a [...]
All employers need to manage family and medical leaves and make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. To ease the resulting administrative overload, many employers are exploring the best way to address the requirements such that they are compliant with federal and state regulations.The Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential) sponsored a survey of employers [...]
Through analysis of stop-loss claims, it is possible to better understand medical trends and potential impacts to self-insured employers. Find out about the top ten catastrophic claim conditions, claims that can exceed $1 million, the condition that is on the move, and more.